Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Guess how old the Latin in the Mass is...

I found this video on Youtube explaining who introduced the Latin language into the Mass:

As you can see, Pope St. Victor I introduced Latin as the language for the liturgy around A.D. 200. Latin was spoken as a vernacular language in Northern Africa, where Victor was from. So since many people in Rome did not know Greek, the liturgical language at the time, he changed it to Latin, and it has stuck ever since. 

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